Tis the season of ‘ukulele festivals and camps.
With the popularity of the ‘ukulele growing both domestically and internationally, it is easier than ever to get to learn and hear from some of the best ‘ukulele players in the world. These ‘ukulele gatherings are also a great opportunity to meet fellow like-minded ‘ukulele players. Playing with other people is a different game than playing solo in the bedroom. It takes practice and experience to be comfortable entering these group sessions with ease but the pay off is more than worth it. It is an collective and elevated experience to “lock in” with other players.
Luckily there are many resources to get all in information you need about these ‘ukulele camps or festivals. Here are three websites that have compiled lists of a lot of ‘ukulele events throughout the rest of the year. Go ahead and click the images to take you to each respective calendar.
For our fellow Eugene, Or. friends here are two close events that are happening this summer and are close by:
Location: Cascades Academy, Bend, Oregon, USA
Date: July 17 to 19, 2015
Performers: Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, Aaron and Nicole Keim, and Rhan Wilson
The Oakridge Ukulele Festival
Date: August 7th to 9th, 2015
These events tend to not only be educational but a lot of fun. Many will pair your ‘ukulele playing with various outdoor activities for the day time and at night have open mics, dancing, performances, etc.
So sign up and save the date before it’s too late!